Update: Fallout Continues Over Termination of Alberta Power Purchase Arrangements with Coal-Fired Generators

By Zoë Thoms on September 14, 2016

The Alberta government recently filed a court action to prevent Enmax, TransCanada, AltaGas and Capital Power from ending Power Purchase Arrangements (the “PPAs”) with coal fired power plants in Alberta. As we previously wrote, the companies rely on a provision in the PPAs which allows a party to terminate where a change in provincial law […]


OEB’s New Rules for Electricity Retailers and Gas Marketers to be Implemented on January 1, 2017

By David Stevens on September 13, 2016

On September 8, 2016, the OEB issued a Revised Notice of Proposal detailing new rules that will apply to electricity retailers and gas marketers in Ontario beginning on January 1, 2017. These new rules are intended to implement recommendations that were set out in the OEB’s June 2015 report to the Minister of Energy, Consumers […]


Ontario Government to Provide Rebates on Electricity Bills for Residential, Small Business and Industrial Customers

By Zoë Thoms on September 12, 2016

In a recent speech from the throne, the Ontario government announced plans to provide rebates on electricity bills for urban and rural residential customers, as well as small business and industrial customers.


Complimentary Webinar – A Primer on LDCs for Municipal Professionals

By Energy Insider on September 12, 2016

Join us for a complimentary webinar on Thursday, October 6, from 9 – 10 a.m. for a primer on local distribution companies (LDCs) for municipal professionals. Many municipalities are shareholders in LDCs and related corporations. If LDC matters cross your desk, join us for this webinar to gain insight on the following topics: An overview of […]


IESO Publishes Ontario Planning Outlook for Ontario’s Electricity System

By David Stevens on September 9, 2016

On September 1, 2016, Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator released the Ontario Planning Outlook, which is described as “a technical report that provides a 10-year review (2005-2015) and a 20-year outlook (2016-2035) for Ontario’s electricity system.” This report is in response to a letter from Ontario’s Minister of Energy requiring the IESO to prepare such a report to support the development of a new Long-Term Energy Plan.


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